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The Alekos Fassianos Museum is housed in a building remodelled and designed by architect Kyriakos Krokos in close collaboration with Alekos Fassianos. The building was completed in 1995. The Alekos Fassianos Museum opened to the public in 2023.

The exhibition space aims to focus on the diverse artistic practice of Alekos Fassianos. Presenting works from 1956 to the end of his life, the exhibition introduces the viewer to Fassianos’ development as an artist. Showcasing works from the early years in Paris in the 1960s and his brief influence from abstract art to the inspiration he later draws from Byzantine art with the use of gold leaves and a darker colour palette, a series of paintings of his widely celebrated maniera as well as collages and mixed media works. The exhibition pays tribute to his neighborhood, Agios Pavlos. The “Myth of his neighbourhood” unfolds through a series of works representing local life in the 40s, 50s and 60s in Athens. His childhood heroes merge with the heroes of Greek mythology, the profane and the sacred, creating thus, the eternal hero, the man. Aside from painting, the exhibition aims to present Fassianos’ polyhedric personality. Showcasing design pieces he created for his home and important archival material of his writings, iconography, scenography and costume designs he did for La cantatrice chauve by Ionesco, No exit by Jean-Paul Sartre and comedies by Aristophane among others.

The Alekos Fassianos Museum is significant to the contemporary artistic and architectural map of Athens for it is one of the few museums in the world in which the complicity between artist and architect underpins a dialogue between the works and the space that houses them.

The curatorship of the exhibition aims to introduce the extent of Alekos Fassianos’ work. Works from 1956 until the end of the artist’s life are presented. The exhibition includes early works with an abstract mood from the 1960s and the early years in Paris. Works influenced by Byzantine art, collages, mixed media, widely recognizable paintings with Fassianos’ most characteristic writing. The Myth of his neighborhood unfolds through works that represent images and experiences he acquired in the neighborhood of St. Paul where he grew up and in his wanderings in Athens. Heroes of his childhood merged with the heroes of Greek mythology, creating the eternal hero that is man.
In addition to the paintings, the exhibition aims to highlight the artist’s multifaceted personality, presenting handmade objects, furniture and lighting as well as documents he wrote, books he illustrated and a rich archive of his involvement in set and costume design for Aristophanes’ comedies and Eugène Ionesco’s plays. The exhibition unfolds within a handcrafted architectural setting where every detail is curated by Fassianos, from the knobs on the doors, the handles on the cabinets, the nails on the mirrors and the frescoes and mosaic floors.

The Alekos Fassianos Museum has a remarkable importance for the contemporary artistic and architectural map of Athens as it is one of the few museums in the world where the collaboration between artist and architect supports the dialogue between the works and the place that houses them.

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Monday & Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday & Friday
9am – 4pm (Last entry 3:30 pm)

Thursday
9am – 6pm (Last entry 5:30 pm)

Saturday & Sunday
11am – 3pm (Last entry 2:30 pm)

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